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John Alcorn (1811–1857)

On Saturday, an inquest was held at one of the inns, Macgrath-hill, before Dr. Dowe, coroner, and a jury, on the body of Mr. John Alcorn, farmer, there. It appeared from the evidence, that the day previous Mr. Alcorn had been indulging rather freely in intoxicating liquors; was barefooted, and had by some means or other sustained a severe cut in one of his feet, probably falling down; on going to sleep, he had, according to the medical testimony, bled so much that the jury returned a verdict of "died from hemorrhage, induced by the accidental cutting of one of deceased's feet." The deceased was an old native of this district, the owner of a valuable farm at Macgrath's hill, and has left a wife and numerous family surviving him.

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'Alcorn, John (1811–1857)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 June 2024.

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27 January, 1811
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


1857 (aged ~ 45)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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